Saturday, February 18, 2017

Winners of the monster hat pattern

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The winners of the monster hat pattern are
Theola Hiway
Margaret Morgan
Robyn Wilkie 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Monster hat pattern giveaway

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Aren't these monsters adorable? The monster hat pattern is not my latest pattern, it's an old one but I have given it a new look. There are 6 sizes included ranging from newborn to adult. Do you like monster hats? Do you want a free pattern? I made these hats in 3 brilliant colors and though I like all of them there is one which is my favourite. All you have to do is 
go to my facebook page
like my post 
leave a comment below stating which one is your favourite. 
Whoever's favourite matches with mine will get the pattern for free.
Giveaway closes on Saturday, 18th February 9 AM EST.  
All the best!

The giveaway is now closed.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Drawing in alphabetical order

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A is for ...

B is for ...

Right now I don't have anything related to crochet to show you, so I let you peek into my sketch book. I bought this sketchbook in June 2015 and so far I have done only 10 other drawings excluding the alphabetical series. I think I'll become an old lady by the time I reach "Z"

I have changed my shops' name to  TLH Patterns (abbreviation for the lazy hobbyhopper) and I am now in the process of updating the patterns. It's going to take a long time to update all the patterns in all my 3 shops but anyway I'm enjoying it.

That's all for now. Have a nice day!  

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Learning to knit

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One day last week when I was very bored and didn't feel like crocheting I picked up the only pair of knitting needles that I had and started to teach myself to knit. I have been having this pair since my college days. They are size 10 needles and were birthday gifts from my friends who obviously didn't know the difference between crocheting and knitting. I remember receiving two pairs but I am not sure. I have only one now. It took me just one afternoon to learn how to knit and purl. I also learnt how to bind off but I did that only once, it was a bit frustrating. 

 On a sleepless night last week I was thinking about my online business. Last year was not a great one for me business wise, at the same I wouldn't call it a bad one too. I thought I should make a few changes. I am thinking of giving it a new name, I have already done that twice and I'm not sure if Etsy would allow me to do it again. If they do I'll change the name. I was also thinking of combining both my Etsy shops into one but I don't know if I would really want to do that. I will be revising the rates and removing or updating those patterns which have very few or no sales. I have already started rewriting a few patterns. All these changes would be gradual and will take some time. Only when I am done with all the old patterns I'm going to start with anything new. I already have a couple of patterns which are almost done but I think that would have to wait. 

Allfreecrochetafghanpatterns has again selected this blog as one of the top blogs of 2016. It's because of you readers and thank you all so much. 

Still I don't know how to bring my blog list back to the sidebar. It shows in the blogger layout but it does not appear in the sidebar. I'm still trying to figure it out.

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Stitch pattern #6

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Hey everybody, can't believe new year's already 4 days old. I never make any resolutions and surely I am not going to make a resolution to blog more regularly. I know I won't stick to that. So here is the stitch pattern for this month.

The pattern is written using standard US terms. Use any yarn and a suitable hook.
Abbreviations used are ch - chain, sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet), dc - double crochet (UK - treble), tr- treble (UK - double treble)

You will need to start by making chains in multiples of 8 + 2.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, **ch 2, skip 3 ch, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch, ch 2, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch** Repeat from ** to ** across. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in sc, **ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-1 space, ch 3, sc in sc** Repeat from ** to ** across. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in sc, **ch 4, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-1 space, ch 4, sc in sc** Repeat from ** to ** across. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 7, **sc in ch-1 space, ch 3, tr in sc, ch 3** Repeat from ** to ** across, tr in last sc. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, **ch 2, sc in sc, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in tr** Repeat from ** to ** across, 3 dc in 4th ch. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, **ch 3, sc in sc, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-1 space** Repeat from ** to ** across, 3 dc in last st. Turn.

Row 7: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, **ch 4, sc in sc, ch 4, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-1 space** Repeat from ** to ** across, 3 dc in last st. Turn.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in same st, **ch 3, tr in sc, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 space** Repeat from ** to ** across, sc in last st. Turn.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in sc, **ch 2, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in tr, ch 2, sc in sc** Repeat from ** to ** across. Turn.

Repeat rows 2 to 9 until you reach the desired height.

This is how it will look after blocking.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Crochet Christmas tree wall hanging

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My Christmas tree is complete. I crocheted a gingerbread man and house, a stocking and a Santa face, and also the snowflakes. I might make some more and add them later on. I should mention that Susana's Christmas tree from here was the inspiration for my tree. That's it from me for now. 
Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Bohemian vest - new pattern

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Hey everybody, today is Wednesday and I'm supposed to post a stitch pattern, but I had been quite busy with some Christmas crocheting that it just slipped out of my mind. I am thinking of making this tutorial thing a monthly affair. That would give me enough time to prepare. 

This Bohemian style circular vest is the latest addition to my pattern store. This is more of a summer pattern but I couldn't wait till summer to release it. This mandala vest is crocheted using sport weight yarn and size H/5.00 mm hook. It's quite easy as the instruction includes only basic stitches and suitable for a beginner.  As most of my patterns this also includes plenty of photos. The pattern is written for a single size and would fit a bust size of up to 36 inches. If you want a bigger one you can use a heavier yarn and a larger hook. 

The pattern is now available in my Etsy shop. It will soon be available in my other shops too. 

I said I was busy doing some Christmas crocheting, yes, I was crocheting a Christmas tree, this time a big one to hang on the wall. I took a photograph of it but didn't notice that it was out of focus. I just clicked it in a hurry, anyway here it is to give you an idea. It's about 80 cm high. I'm yet to decorate it. I handmade a few decorations and will be making more. So once everything is done I show you.

Have a nice day! 

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